ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A wanted felon is dead after he was shot by police officers following a pursuit that ended near the intersection of Harney and Union.
It happened at approximately 12:05 p.m. The unidentified suspect's vehicle was spotted by the police helicopter, which followed him until he ran over spike strips and slammed into a utility pole.
The suspect -- identified as 27-year-old Stephon Averyhart - jumped out of his car and ran away, clutching a gun. He hid behind a fence and pointed the weapon at officers, who fired in his direction.
No officers were injured during the altercation. A weapon and narcotics were recovered at the scene.
As per department policy, the officers who fired the shots are on administrative leave.
No additional information was immediately available.